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Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients

June 26, 2019

Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients

If you're recovering from breast cancer, the medicines that are part of your treatment program can have unwanted effects. You and your oncologist have chosen a path for your breast cancer treatment, but it's also important to add things to your routine that will help you feel better both mentally and physically. These are called complementary therapies. Yoga is an exercise and breathing therapy that has been proven to help breast cancer patients and survivors.

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What You Should Know About Inflammatory Breast Cancer

March 27, 2019

What You Should Know About Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare but aggressive form of breast cancer. This cancer, which accounts for 1% to 5% of all breast cancer diagnoses in the United States, forms in the cells that line the breasts’ milk ducts, but quickly spreads to nearby lymph nodes and sometimes, to other tissues in the body. The cancer is called “inflammatory” because the cancer cells usually block the lymph vessels in the breast. This blockage causes a buildup of fluid, which then leads to inflammation that is usually red and tender to the touch. 

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Breast Cancer Misconceptions

April 18, 2018

Breast Cancer Misconceptions by breast cancer experts

Chances are you or someone you know has a close relative or friend that has been impacted by breast cancer and they may even be receiving breast cancer treatment at our facility in Phoenix. Busting these common myths about breast cancer can help you be informed about what's real when it comes to this disease.

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Molecular Profiling and Breast Cancer

September 26, 2017

Molecular Profiling and Breast Cancer

By Robert Gin, MD

The word profiling has been defined as the use of personal characteristics or behavior patterns to make generalizations about a person. Profiling is used in our everyday lives. When someone knocks on our door and we look through the peephole, we make a split decision on the person’s appearance to decide if we open the door or turn off our lights to show no one is at home. Dating sites and the internet collect data and use that information to present users with a compatible person or products.  However, profiling is not limited to just people. Think about walking along the sidewalk and you see a pit bull (no offense to pit bulls).

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How Arizona Oncology Brings Cancer Research to Patients in Phoenix

June 19, 2017

How Arizona Oncology Brings Cancer Research to Patients in Phoenix

One aspect of cancer treatment is clinical research. While it’s not the recommended treatment plan for all patients, clinical trials through the Arizona Oncology cancer research program bring new options for cancer treatment to patients who aren’t having success with other treatments or have a unique type of cancer that has a treatment option under investigation.

With a community-based cancer research trial, patients don’t have to travel long distances to access these latest treatments being studied not only by oncologists in Phoenix, but across the country, to try to bring newer and better options to all patients.

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